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  Senior Reporter and Correspondent
Industry: TV - Radio Job Posted: 4/19/2019
Location: South Region Job Status: Full Time
Experience Level: TBD

Job Description:

This position will serve as a Senior Reporter and Correspondent for KUT News, producing audio and digital news focused on a specified beat in Central Texas.

Job Details:
General Notes

Additional materials required: send 5 examples of broadcast or multimedia news reporting to mlargey@kut.org


• Report local news content, including newscast spots, feature stories and live interviews aired during daily programming on KUT, with a focus on creative and original enterprise reporting and analysis, for KUT’s on-air and online platforms, including KUT.org and associated social media channels.
• Develop deep knowledge of a designated beat. Plan collaboratively with editors to identify story lines on that beat to follow. Develop and maintain contacts on designated beat. Make concerted effort to include a diversity of voices in planning and reporting news stories.
• Develop new treatments for local news products, including podcasts, multimedia storytelling and live, in-person content presentations.
• Report news for state and national programming as appropriate; participate in newsroom editorial and planning meetings; participate in group editing sessions; provide editing for broadcast and digital stories as assigned.
• Organize and manage special projects and participate in audience outreach efforts that may include but are not limited to--hosting live news-focused events; hosting neighborhood conversations; speaking to civic groups about public media’s journalistic role in the community.
• Participate in on-air fundraising and make special public appearances as assigned; serve as on-call anchor for special coverage during emergencies; occasionally serve as backup host during Morning Edition, All Things Considered or other programs.
• Supervise one or more interns and other staff as assigned.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in any field. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Five years of professional experience reporting news. Experience meeting strict deadlines and reporting under strict time limits. Knowledge of the operations of public radio local and national news. Must be able to multi-task.
• Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in Radio/Television/Film, Communications, Journalism or related field. At least seven years full-time broadcast reporting and/or production experience in radio or news programming. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize news coverage for broadcast and digital in creative or innovative ways. Superior production skills including demonstrated ability to use Adobe Audition and mix audio stories for broadcast. Spanish speaking skills.

Driving Required

• The applicant selected must provided a current three year driving record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, a Texas driver's license must be obtained within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident.



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